Motorcyclist death after crash near Whittingham

A major rural road on the outskirts of Preston has been shut due to a fatal crash.

Cumeragh Lane is closed at its junction with Whittingham Lane and Barbiner Lane, Back Lane and Camforth Hall Lane.

A motorbike and car have collided. The road is closed in both directions.

An air ambulance is understood to have been called.

A police spokesman said: “We were called around 3.25pm today by the Ambulance Service following reports of a collision in Whittingham.

“A car and motorbike had collided at the junction of Back Lane and Cumeragh Lane.

“Emergency services attended and the motorcyclist, a man, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

“The road is currently closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

Cumeragh Lane is where United Utilities are working to repair a major burst pipe which is causing water supply problems to the PR2 and PR3 postcode areas.

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